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Playak Weekly Digest - week 51, 2019
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 51, 2019.
Palm Blogs Five reasons I love paddling slalom (even though I suck)
Palm Blogs - For the last few years, I’ve been supplementing my whitewater time by paddling slalom and going to a handful of races. I think every whitewater paddler could benefit from spending some time in a pointy boat doing some pole dancing. Here are five reasons why...
Palm Blogs Choosing Where to Fish From Your Kayak
Palm Blogs - Choosing a spot to fish can be tricky. There are very few local guides for kayak fishing, you will need to do your homework on venues in your area before heading out on the water.
Palm Blogs My Buoyancy Aid for Kayak Fishing
Palm Blogs - A buoyancy aid is essential to stay safe on the water out kayak fishing. It will help you to stay afloat if you find yourself in the water. Buoyancy aids, also known as personal flotation devices (PFDs) come in an array of styles.
PaddlingLight The Best Boots for Canoeing
PaddlingLight - My go-to boot for shoulder season day tripping has always been the NRS Boundary Shoe. But, on longer trips, especially those without a dry suit, I’ve found the shoes to be too flexible for portages and not waterproof enough for long days.
Trash Paddler Winter Right on Cue
Trash Paddler - Enjoyed seeing the last minutes of bare ground at Egg Rock in Concord this past Sunday afternoon while awaiting the arrival of Old Man Winter.
Jackson Kayak 8 Whitewater Qualities
Jackson Kayak - Here are 8 qualities for whitewater kayaking, hope it can give you ideas to try new things.
Jackson Kayak Packing Tips for a Globetrotting kayak angler
Jackson Kayak - Packing Tips for Globetrotters. You can pack everything in your car while traveling in Europe, but as a kayak angler who wants to fly to another continent you are usually standing pretty helpless in front of your empty suitcase.
Jackson Kayak Cataract and Westwater Canyons
Jackson Kayak - I have lived out of a backpack, car, raft, but I went on my first self support kayak trip last Fall down the Westwater and Cataract sections of the Colorado.
International Rivers Understanding the Crisis of Deforestation and Burning in the Amazon
International Rivers - In December 2019, at COP 25 of the UN Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) in Madrid, Brazilian environmental and human rights activists launched a joint declaration on the crisis of deforestation and burning in the Brazilian Amazon.
SUP International SUP Caribbean Fly Fishing for (Bones)
SUP International - Turquoise saltwater fly fishing in Mexico – Riviera Maya. Being able to see and spot fish specially the ghost of the flats (bonefish). Stand up paddle boarding fly fishing makes it even more challenging.
International Rafting Federation IRF’s World Cup Series 2019 draws to a close in Indonesia
International Rafting Federation - The World Cup Series is aimed at teams at a club level, particularly at teams that don’t qualify for the annual World Rafting Champs or just enjoy having fun in rafting competitions. The 2019 World Cup Series saw only 2 events this year due to unforeseen circumstances causing the World Cup in Georgia to be cancelled.
RAM Mounts Featuring young and talented kayak angler - RAM® Mounts Fishing Team’s Jaxton Orr
RAM Mounts - The RAM® Mounts Fishing Team is comprised of unique talents including tournament anglers, licensed fishing guides, and more, which is why we’re excited to feature team members and their adventures. This month we’re featuring Jaxton Orr. Despite still being in high school, Jaxton is quickly becoming a standout in the world of kayak angling. Learn more about what drives his passion for fishing, along with his impressive list of top finishes at a huge range of tournaments.
International Rafting Federation Are You Ready for ERC 2020 on Devil’s Stream?
International Rafting Federation - Yes, we head back to the Czech Republic for our Euro Champs in 2020, this time to the artificial course Roudnice on the Labe River for the Sprint, H2H and Slalom, and to the exciting Devil’s Stream for the Downriver.
Frogma 12/12/2019 a Quiet Paddle to Broad Channel
Frogma - 2nd paddle of my mini-staycation, and I'd had high hopes for the day as the winds were forecast to be low pretty much all day.
International Rafting Federation Gift ideas for rafters
International Rafting Federation - Get your rafter friends, some cool gifts they would find useful when on their river trips - Dry bags, throw ropes, quick drying underwear and more handy stuff for them. Check out more gift ideas here...
Athletes with top online media coverage in December
1. Titouan Puyo
2. Eric Jackson
3. Casper Steinfath
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